REAP Public Participation
REAP is special to Iowa --- and its many public involvement opportunities are some of the reasons that it is. As an Iowan --- you have several opportunities to help make the program all that it can be.
What makes Iowa's REAP program unique from other similar efforts throughout the country is its many opportunities for people to get involved. Whether you have very specific or very broad interests in resource enhancement and protection, there are places in REAP's public participation elements for you to make a difference.
The incorporation of public participation methods into REAP is a natural. After all, REAP was designed by a coalition of private conservation organizations and state legislators. Built-in public involvement assures that these and other organizations and individuals can continue to have an influence on REAP. The REAP pioneers realized that ongoing, active public support will be needed for the program to receive significant state funding in years to come. Because people throughout Iowa are actively involved in REAP, a sense of ownership has grown among them and they have a vested interest in seeing it succeed.
The ultimate REAP public participant is one who:
Tammie Krausman, REAP Coordinator
Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Wallace State Office Building, Des Moines, IA 50319